October 2017 Stag

© Elk Grove Lions Club

Volume 67 Issue # 4 October 2017


We Serve


President Sharon Mika

President’s Message
Join Us
Cooks List
Board Minutes
Contact Info
District Info

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Lion President Sharon Mika

We have exciting news to share:
The Elk Grove Citizen of the Year was announced for 2017-18 with a Lion once again taking honors.  Congratulations to Lion Pancho Sanchez! 
     We wrapped up our last dinner meeting for the month of September with a visit from DG Nick McNicholas and part of his staff.  He provided some interesting facts about our club & members and shared upcoming events. 
     We also ended the month of September with several Lions assisting the Elk Grove Rotary Club at their annual Beef & Reef fundraiser at Lent Ranch.  Great job to the Lions who stepped up at the last minute to offer their help.
     As we begin October, our first scheduled task is to help CSD with parking for the Giant Pumpkin Festival held in Elk Grove Park on October 7th & 8th.   Lion Dano is taking lead on this with crews for Saturday and Sunday.
     This is part of our agreement with CSD and gives us use of the Pavilion for our next big fundraiser which is the Day of the Dead Carnitas Dinner on October 28th.  Tickets are a reasonable priced $25.00 each and we will once again have the “World Famous Chicken Drop” with a promised more lively chicken this year! You are encouraged to wear your favorite costume.  Keep selling those tickets!
    We have some guest speakers scheduled for our dinner meetings this month;  Friends of the Library are here on October 9th and AirMed Care on October 23rd.  Make plans to attend these dinner meetings for an informative night.
    We will be supporting the Elk Grove Senior Center with our monthly pancake breakfast on October 14th and assisting with at the Strauss Festival fundraiser on October 21st.
     Don’t forget to save your recyclables; the monies collected are used towards our support of the Sacramento County Fair livestock auction.
     And finally don’t forget to check out the Big Day of Giving website.  You can make your donations now to the Elk Grove Lions Foundation.  Thank you for your support!

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Elk Grove Lions Club

P.O. Box 465

Elk Grove, CA. 95759

Program Meeting: 7:00PM – 2nd Monday of the month (except November & December)
Location: Senior Center of Elk Grove 8830 Sharkey Avenue

General Meeting: 7:00PM – 4th Monday of the month (except November & December)
Location: Senior Center of Elk Grove 8830 Sharkey Avenue

Board Meetings: 3rd Monday @ 6:30PM

Location: Senior Center of Elk Grove 8830 Sharkey Avenue

Application for Membership

Lions are in 200 countries and geographic areas. We have 45,000 clubs with over 1.3 million members world wide. We have a dynamic history. We are best known for fighting blindness — it’s part of our history as well as our work today. But we also volunteer for many different kinds of projects including disaster relief — across many borders. We serve youth. Our community projects often support local children and schools with new programs and resources. Internationally, we offer many programs.

    • We hope you will consider joining our club.
    • To become a Lion, you must be of good moral character and good reputation in our community.
    • Membership is by invitation.
    • If you’re interested in being invited to join Lions Club of Elk Grove, you may want to consider some of the following facts about Lionism:
      • Lions are active.
      • Our motto is “We Serve.”
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Club, District and Zone Highlites:  

Click Here For More District and Zone News

Click Here to see our Calendar (It is now a live calendar, not a static calendar.)

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Check out the following photos:

Lion Pancho Surprised by the Citizen of the Year Committee as the Citizen of the Year

Lions support of the American Legion at the POW-MIA Ceremony

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Let’s reach out to our fellow members:

As many of you know, Lion Sterling has been in a care facility since his stroke. He would love to have some visits from his Lion friends. Call ahead to make sure he is not out on a field trip. He is at Emeritus of Laguna Creek, 6727 Laguna Park Drive, EG, CA. 95758 916-683-1881


As usual, we want to send out a special thank you to Dr. John J. Eliopulos, O.D. for all of his support with our efforts to continue to provide support to people with visual impairments. You can find Dr. Eliopulos’ office at 9074 Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove, CA 95624.

We also send our thanks out to Dr. Diana Holcomb, O.D. for her support of our mission to support people with visual impairments. You can find Crystal View Optometry at Dr. Diana Holcomb’s office at 8419 Elk Grove-Florin Road, Elk Grove, CA 95624 just south of Calvine Road, next to the Bel Air Market.


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Happy Birthday to Lions:

Taka Blackburn, Bob Brewer, Dave Ogden, Tom Anderson, Lewis Flint



Congratulations on another year of Service to the Lions Club:
David Ogden & Tom Anderson

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October 9 – Al Jauregui
October 23 – Joe Tallerico

November 13 – No meeting


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Board Meeting Minutes
September 18,2017

Call to order: 6:30 pm Lion President: Sharon Mika

President: Sharon Mika
Secretary: Agustin Palacios
1st VP: Brad Dano
Bulletin Editor: Bob Shipley
2nd VP: Taka Blackburn
Tail Twister: Andy Anderson
3rd VP: Treasurer: Jeylon Strong
Lion Tamer: Don Thompson
2-Year Director: Lewis Flint
1-Year Director: Marv Neill
2-Year Director: Bob Turner
1-Year Director: Al Jauregui
Membership Director: John Zehnder, Jr.
Immediate Past Pres: Jack Edwards
Public Relations: Joe Tallerico


Secretary Report (Stag) by Lion Secretary Agustin Palacios:
Motion to approve Board Minutes by Lion second by Lion approved

Treasurer Report by Lion Treasurer Jeylon Strong:
Admin: $ __________
Project: $ __________
Sub Accts:

Equipment: $____________
FFA: $____________
Projects: $____________

Correspondence: (see folder)

Committee Updates
Eyesight: Lion Dave King
Sunshine: Lion Shelli Pearson
Assets/Equipment: Lion Don Thompson
Membership: Lion John Zehnder, Jr.
Visitation: Lion Pancho –

Adjourn Club Meeting & Open Foundation Meeting Elk Grove Lions Foundation

Old Business / Status Checks / Chairperson’s Reports
Date Location Chair
We still need a 3rd VP
CSD Pumpkin Festival Parking Oct 7-8 Elk Grove Park Lion President


New Business:

• CPA for Taxes-update by Lion Jeylon Strong
• Musical Mayhem Production bar service 5 lions total need report
• “BIG DAY OF GIVING AND TOWN PLANNER” Lion Joe report profile accepted to the give for the day of given update
• Pleasant Grove School Pasta & Bingo Night sponsor John Lorraine
• Senior Center & EG Lions Annual Sr.Ctr. Breakfasts/MOU update
• Soroptimist Martinis & Merriment Event Lion Jack
• Jennifer Leon MMP event report Lion Andy
• Elk Grove Lions Club Taxes
• District Governor Nick McNicholas
• Guess Speaker from Friends of the Library
• Sacramento County Fair Committee
• Request for Tables and Chairs for Jerry Salamy
• Carnitas Dinner Update Lion Pancho
• LCIF update by Lion Andy

Motion Moved by: Second Approval

Upcoming Activities and Approved Projects:
Date Location Chairman
Senior Center Pancake Breakfast Sept 9 Senior Center Lions Jim & Don
Senior Center Pancake Breakfast Oct 14 Senior Center Lions Jim & Don
Day of the Dead – Carnitas Fest Oct 28 EG Park Pavilion Lion Jay
Senior Center Pancake Breakfast Nov 11 Senior Center Lions Jim & Don
December Crab Feed Dec 2 SES Hall Vice Pres
Senior Center Pancake Breakfast Dec 9 Senior Center Lions Jim & Don

Good of the Order:
Adjournment: PM


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The organizational structure for our Lions Club is as follows: Lions Clubs International, Multiple District 4, District 4C5, Sacramento Region, Sutter Zone, Elk Grove Lions Club.

This newsletter is produced each month by the Stag Editor, Lion Bob Shipley. He may be reached by email at  or by phone at 916-685-2426:

Elk Grove Lions Club P.O. Box 465 Elk Grove, CA 95759

President: Sharon Mika 479-4954

Secretary: Agustin Placios

1st VP: Brad Dano

2nd VP: Taka Blackburn

3rd VP:

Treasurer: Jay Strong

Tail Twister: Andy Anderson

Lion Tamer: Marv Neill 685-9878

1 Year Dir: Al Jauregui

1 Year Dir: Marv Neill 685-9878

2 Year Dir: Bob Turner

2 Year Dir: Lewis Flint

Membership: John Zehnder, Jr.

Past Pres: Jack Edwards 240-9302

Public Relations: Joe Tallerico
Stag Editor: Bob Shipley 685-2426

Make-up Clubs

Delta Lions Club

2nd Thursdays, 7 am

Bartley Cavenaugh Golf Course

8301 Freeport Blvd.


Galt Lions Club

2 & 4 Thursdays

6:00 pm Social

7:00 pm Meeting

Papa’s Pizza

505 C Street, Galt

Pride of Laguna

2 & 4 Wednesdays at 7 pm

The Old Spaghetti Factory

7727 Laguna Blvd.

Elk Grove, CA

Club Roster with Phone Numbers & Email Addresses
was Emailed to Each Member
Name Spouse
Andy Anderson
Tom Anderson Ashley
Taka Blackburn Valerie
Bob Brewer Cheryl
Brad Dano Teresa
Jack Edwards Tracey
Randy Feist Barbara
Lewis Flint Sr Peggy
Lorene Fuhs Robert
Bill Heston Jr Linda
Bill Hibbard Linda
Bob Hillyer Shirlee
Al Jauregui  Jan
Chris Joyce Heather
Dave King Julie
Bill Kirkland Jr Dusty
Sterling Kloss Tina
Harjeet Kumar Vanita
Vanita Kumari Harjeet
Kirk Marchetti Robin
Tom McDaniel
Jack Megna
Sharon Mika
Name Spouse
John Muggee Rebecca
Rebecca Muggee John
Marv Neill Annajean
David Ogden Diann
Shauna Ono Greg
Jim Parino Charlette
Dan Pearsen Shelli
Shelli Pearsen Dan
Agustin Placios
Teresa Rodriguez
Jerry Salamy Leann
Pancho Sanchez Theresa
Bob Shipley
David Simpson Ginger
Jeylon Strong
Jim Switzgable Debbie
Matt Switzgable
Joe Tallerico Lynda
Don Thompson Sue
Bob Turner Alice
Warren Weaver Patricia
Dennis Weiss Diane
John Zehnder Jr Linda
John Zehnder Nancy
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International President
Chancellor Robert ‘Bob’ Corlew

“New Mountains to Climb”

District Governor Thomas “Nick” McNichols
“Embrace Your Accomplishment With Our Legacy of Service”

District Governor

Thomas “Nick” McNichols

Esparto Lions


Email: dg@district4c5.org

1st Vice District Governor

Doug Wight
Nevada City Lions


Email: 1vdg@district4c5.org

2nd Vice District Governor

Sarah Enloe
Maharlika Lions

Email: 2vdg@district4c5

Cabinet Secretary

Kitty Kramer
Woodland Host Lions Club


Cabinet Treasurer

Dennis Kramer
Woodland Host Lions Club

Email: ct@district4c5.org

Sactramento Region Chair

Mark Steffens

Email: SacramentoRegion@district4c5.org

Sutter Zone Chair

Sheri Retzlaff

Email: SutterZone@district4c5.org

District Pride Editor

Susan Lee Giles

Email: editor@district4c5.org

District Webmaster

Jack Edwards
Elk Grove Lions Club